Trey Anastasio comes to Vail
The Trey Anastasio Band is coming to Vail for two nights as part of the Whistle Pig Vail summer concert series. Hosted by the Vail Valley Foundation, this concert series brings big-name acts to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in late summer and early fall.
Trey Anastasio is most known for his work in the band Phish. He is a co-founding member and the group’s principal guitarist and vocalist since 1983. Though the band was on hiatus between 2000-2002 and 2004-2009, it’s still actively producing studio albums and touring.
For the shows today and Tuesday, it’ll just be Anastasio and his band. But, as fans of Phish know, it’s all about the live shows with these guys. This was especially true in the early days, without significant radio play or advertising. Word-of-mouth brought fans out to shows, and those fans were converted by extremely groovy jams. Since then, Phish has released 15 live albums — for the record, there are 16 studio albums. An average band is lucky if it has one live album.
While Anastasio has released plenty of his own solo work, recent setlists are composed mostly of Phish songs, which is sure to please fans.
Both of his Whistle Pig shows are sold out, as are two he played at Denver’s newly-opened Mission Ballroom this past weekend.
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